Romania, Vatican remain on Latvia's Covid-19 travel 'green list'

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The updated list of epidemiological requirements for arrivals into Latvia from other countries was published on December 31 by the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC), with Romania and the Vatican remaining the only places on the 'green list' of European countries.

Eight southern African countries (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Eswatini, Lesotho, Botswana, Malawi and Mozambique) remain on the "red list" of countries deemed to have a very high level of epidemiological risk.

In addition, as previously reported by LSM, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Ireland, Germany and Russia are also rated as presenting a particular epidemiological threat due to high levels of Omicron variant infection and all arrivals from these countries (Latvian nationals included) must have Covid tests prior to arrival if coming by carrier (e.g. airline) or within 24 hours of arrival if coming via private means (e.g. private car).

The classification system rates travel to each country as low (green), high (yellow), or very high risk (red).  


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The epidemiological requirements based upon the lists come into force at midnight, i.e. 00:00 on Saturday, January 1, 2022.

The latest list of countries, their current travel status, and the necessary epidemiological measures that apply is available HERE in Latvian, English and Russian and is also attached to this story in English, in PDF form for your convenience.

More details on travel requirements, including the mandatory travel form to fill in prior to arrival in Latvia, are available at

For other information about Covid-related questions in Latvia see the official website.

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